Yes, I Do.

I'm a scientist, whose research specialty is the origin of the Solar System.  I believe God exists.  As a matter of fact, I'll go further and say that I know God exists.

My research and my belief are not in conflict, but support one another, yet my evidence for God's existence comes not from my research, but from His actions in my life, and in the lives of those near me.  Those leave me with no doubt.

EBunbury EBunbury
46-50, M
2 Responses Nov 11, 2008

Balmoral, I don't believe God is either male or female. I follow the social convention of using a male pronoun, but I believe that God is beyond gender.

I wish i had such certainty but am left always with more questions. Is it god or is it experiences and feelings for which i have no answer? In past times various peoples have believed in many gods and those beliefs answered many questions which were later answered through science and better understanding of nature and the world about us. That knowledge does not preclude the existence of god but leaves one wondering if those things now attributed to god may someday be explained the same way those long ago mysteries have been explained in more prosaic terms. At the same time I fully accept there may exist - probably do exist - beings of superior intellect and abilities - beings, for all practical purposes, appear to me or any human to be both omniscient and omnipotent, in other words, possessing the qualities of god. And that may be enough of a god for mere humans but is that the same as the all-knowing, all-powerful god of so many of our world religions? So, on the one hand, i can truthfully and freely say I believe in god, if that god is a being from my perspective with omniscience and omnipotent powers but for all I know there may be beings who likewise appear to my god as omniscient and omnipotent. Maybe the being we humans call god is only the regional manager in a universe full of gods. Do I have experiences that may be defined as godly or from god or by god? Yes, but these could also fall into that first category of unknowable and so god becomes a leap of faith. I have not had the experience of Joseph Smith, visited by angels bearing golden pages of scripture as the Mormon founder professed. So, I believe in god but that may not be the same god for others. If we accept that belief in god is a profoundly personal experience, then perhaps that is good enough.